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Restriction Code

Some tickets may require you to travel at specific times of the day, days of the week or on a specific route. Our Journey Planner takes ticket restrictions into account with the selection that you have made and will only have shown tickets that are valid for the selected trains.

Restrictions

Applicable Days

Monday to Friday

Mondays to Fridays

Outward Travel

Not valid on trains timed to depart:

  • London Paddington after 04:29 and before 09:17 and after 16:40 and before 18:32.

  • London St Pancras after 02:29 and before 09:00 and after 16:26 and before 18:59.

Not valid for travel on trains timed to depart after 04:29 and before the times shown from the following stations:

  • 06:01 from Carmarthen;

  • 09:54 from Didcot Parkway;

  • 08:35 from Fareham;

  • 06:46 from Ferryside;

  • 07:15 from Gowerton

  • 06:46 from Kidwelly

  • 07:10 from Llanelli

  • 08:38 from Newbury;

  • 07:05 from Pembrey & Burry Port;

  • 08:50 from Salisbury;

  • 08:50 from Southampton Central;

  • 07:15 from Swansea

Not valid on trains timed to arrive at Waterloo before 09:52. There are no restrictions from London Waterloo heading west.

Not valid on trains timed to arrive at St Pancras before 10:05.

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Return Travel

Not valid on trains timed to depart:

  • London Paddington after 04:29 and before 09:12 and after 16:40 and before 18:32.

  • Reading after 04:29 and before 09:39 and after 17:03 and before 18:56.

  • London Waterloo after 04:29 and before 08:15.

  • Clapham Junction after 04:29 and before 08:20.

  • London St Pancras after 02:29 and before 09:00 and after 16:26 and before 18:59

Not valid for travel on trains timed to depart after 04:29 and before the times shown from the following stations:

  • 09:30 from Didcot Parkway

  • 08:35 from Fareham

  • 08:38 from Newbury

  • 08:50 from Salisbury

  • 08:50 from Southampton

Not valid to arrive at St Pancras before 10:05

Notes

Restriction code WO applies to all journeys via Newbury or Didcot Parkway, not passing through Reading.

Restriction code Q8 applies to all journeys via Fareham / Southampton / Salisbury.

Restriction codes 7E / 9J apply to all journeys via L

Easement

Severn Tunnel Closure Wednesday 3 to Thursday 18 July 2024

The following easements will apply during this line closure, for customers travelling to/from Wales, for journeys to / from / via Didcot, Reading, London and Southeast:

Travel from London

The 18:12 GWR service from Paddington to Swansea becomes valid with Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets